pirssonite

noun
pirs·​son·​ite | \ ˈpirsᵊnˌīt, ˈpər- \
plural -s

Definition of pirssonite

: a mineral Na2Ca(CO3)2.2H2O consisting of a hydrous calcium sodium carbonate and occurring in white or colorless orthorhombic crystals (hardness 3, specific gravity 2.35)

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History and Etymology for pirssonite

Louis V. Pirsson †1919 American mineralogist + -ite

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“Pirssonite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pirssonite. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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